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No Longer Separate, Not Yet Equal: Race and Class in Elite College Admission and Campus Life

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Against the backdrop of today's increasingly multicultural society, are America's elite colleges admitting and successfully educating a diverse student body? No Longer Separate, Not Yet Equal pulls back the curtain on the selective college experience and takes a rigorous and comprehensive look at how race and social class impact each stage--from application and admission, ...more
Hardcover, 547 pages
Published November 1st 2009 by Princeton University Press (first published January 1st 2009)
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Elevate Difference
Feb 04, 2010 Elevate Difference rated it liked it

No Longer Separate, Not Yet Equal is a thorough and accessible study of race- and class-based dynamics at elite American colleges and universities. Sociologists Thomas J. Espenshade and Alexandria Walton Radford report on the racial and class makeup of student populations at top U.S. schools at various stages of their college careers, and conclude with suggestions for closing the racial academic achievement divide in American society more broadly. The result is a lucid and informative analysis t
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Kelly
Jun 02, 2010 Kelly rated it it was ok
annoyed by how they explain every chart to the last detail but then don't explain WHY these trends exist. chapter on why other policies would not provide minority representation at elite institutions the way affirmative action does was interesting.
Simon
Feb 10, 2010 Simon rated it really liked it
Most interesting insight (based on statistical analysis) - if both affirmative action AND the racial achievement gap were to be removed at the same time, race composition in top colleges would remain almost the same.
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